I'm a 21 year old college student. I had a Fossil watch that I got for Christmas back in junior high and wore it until it looked like it was time to let it go (around 8 years). I've been attempting to research a new watch, preferably a mechanical. For the forseeable future, I won't have a large chunck of change to throw at this, so the cheaper the better: ideally, under $150, though I'd go a bit more if it meant getting much more watch for my money.
I wore my Fossil everyday for those 8 years, and would like something that will allow me to do the same--a good classy but casual watch that can stand up to everyday use. Can people recommend a fairly accurate watch in this price range that meets these criteria? I'm told that the Invicta 8926 is THE bargain watch at this pricepoint, and have been heavily considering it--however, I'm not a big fan of the "diver" style, particularly on this watch. I'm not entirely against it, but would like to find something a little more me. How is the rest of Invicta's low-priced watch line up? I really like the looks of this:
but don't know if its as reputable as the 8926 (I'd also prefer something with Roman numerals, but that takes a back-seat to accuracy and overall quality given my budget constraints). Any comments on the Invicta line-up, particularly the few mentioned? Other brands/models that I might consider?
Finally, I've been told that some of the vintage watches aren't bad--particularly the Eterna Matic for what you pay. Any comments on these models and others would be much appreciated. Sorry for all of these questions in my first post--I'd really like to make this a watch that lasts for a decade+, and quite possible let it be my first foray into watch collecting (however, on a students budget it will probably also be my ONLY watch for quite some time), so it is important to me that I make an informed decision and do this right.